The Clippers were a team with high NBA championship aspirations last year, but their dreams quickly slipped through their fingers when they were up 3-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals to the Denver Nuggets and ultimately lost the series. With Montrezl Harrell departing for the Lakers in the offseason and question marks around their play in the back-court, the Clippers could be a team that looks to make a significant move near this year’s NBA trade deadline. They will be a team to watch in NBA trade rumors as a result.
Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley have played their roles great over the years, one being a scorer off the bench and the other being a hard-nosed perimeter defender, but that is about all they can do. Williams is a proven scorer, not a facilitator, and Beverley is nothing more than a tough defender who can occasionally knock down three-pointers on the other end of the court.
There has been no sustainability for the Clippers at the point guard position ever since they traded away Chris Paul, which is why bringing in a guy like Kyle Lowry makes sense in their efforts to win a championship.
Reports have surfaced over the last few days about some teams showing interest in Kyle Lowry, the L.A. Clippers being one of them as Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote. With Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in the primes of their careers and with no real third scoring option on this team, Lowry could be a great fit in Los Angeles and help make the Clippers a true title contender.
Having three All-Star level talents in Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Kyle Lowry not only makes the Clippers a tough team to beat, but could allow them to make a deep playoff run and make their first ever appearance in the Western Conference Finals.
With that said, let’s take a look at the best trade the Clippers could offer to the Raptors in attempts to acquire Kyle Lowry.